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Moral dilemmas, 'ought' implies 'can', and the Frankfurt scenarios

Grant number: 20/09213-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2020
Effective date (End): September 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy - Ethics
Principal researcher:Marco Antonio Caron Ruffino
Grantee:Alex Bispo Bastos
Home Institution: Centro de Lógica, Epistemologia e História da Ciência (CLE). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil


A moral dilemma is a conflict of obligations in which a person is obliged to carry out (at least) two distinct and equally priority actions, but is unable to carry them out at the same time. This project aims to offer to the student an introduction to the philosophical problems involving moral dilemmas through the intersection between discussions about the nature of moral responsibility, including the principle of 'ought' implies 'can' and the Frankfurt-style scenarios.

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